It's a damp, frigid day in New England--the kind that makes your bones hurt.
But right now, I'm warming up little by little.
I've got some hot cocoa and one of my favorite Nashville Indie bands, Moon Taxi, cued up as I browse through pictures from my most recent trip down South.
Last weekend, I attended the ultimate Southern epicurean experience: Music to Your Mouth. The annual festival sponsored by Audi is held in the pristine low-country waterfront resort, Palmetto Bluff, and features the region's best cuisine, libations, and artisan crafts.
The spanish moss-covered destination sits on a 20,000 acre preserve on May River in Bluffton, South Carolina. It's the perfect setting for this celebration which is described by the event promoters as a "gathering of culinarians, winemakers, growers, and artisans, brought together to accentuate the abundance of ingredients from surrounding waters, woods and local farm."
It was my second time experiencing MTYM but it certainly won't be my last!
Here are a few shots that capture some of the magic of the weekend.
Photography by Susan Scarborough and Doug Landis, a Southern gentleman (via California) and honorary SXNE photographer.